Laura Meyers Nature Photography

Pine Siskin Foraging

Pine Siskin Foraging
Pine Siskin Foraging
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The picture of the Pine Siskin Foraging was photographed in Laramie Wyoming. Pine Siskins can temporarily store seeds totaling as much as 10% of their body mass in a part of their esophagus called the crop.

To hear the song of the Pine Siskin, click on the arrow above.

Swainson’s Hawk

Swainson's Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
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The picture of this Swainson’s Hawk was photographed at the Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Laramie Wyoming. A classic species of the open country of the Great Plains and the West, Swainson’s Hawks soar on narrow wings or perch on fence posts and irrigation spouts.

Click on the arrow above to hear the sounds of the Swainson’s Hawk.

Purple Martin Male Adult

Purple Martin perched
Purple Martin
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Purple Martin is a swallow that feeds in midair, catching large, aerial insects such as dragonflies. The picture of this Purple Martin male adult was photographed at the Fosythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.

Scarlet Tanager Male

Male Scarlet Tanager in the Grass
Male Scarlet Tanager in Grass
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Scarlet Tanagers are medium-sized songbirds with fairly stocky proportions. They have thick, rounded bills suitable both for catching insects and eating fruit. The picture of this pretty male Scarlet Tanager was photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

To hear the song of the Scarlet Tanager click on the arrow above.

Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

The picture of this  Little Blue Heron was photographed at Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Gainesville, Florida.  This Little Blue Heron was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark IV and the Canon 100-400 II lens

To hear the sounds of the little Blue Heron , click on the arrow below.